The international community cannot allow Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to turn into a “frozen war,” Polish President Andrzej Duda said on September 19 at the UN General Assembly in New York.
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During his speech, Duda called on “courageous and visionary” leaders to oppose the “imperial policies” of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
He added that Russia’s large-scale aggression against Ukraine has created “immense global problems” and endangers the international world order.
“For the first time in a long time, the Russians have shown the face we have known for hundreds of years,” Duda said.
“They believed that the nations around them should be subjugated to them. We say no. Russia believes that the old days of the empire that collapsed less than twenty years ago, that domination will once again be a hallmark of our region. Well, that won’t happen. Those days are over once and for all.”
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Duda added that Russia’s “brutal” war against Ukraine must end and that it cannot be turned into a “frozen war.”
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“This can only be done by restoring the full territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders,” the Polish president added.
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Duda noted that Poland is participating in initiatives aimed at holding Russia accountable for violating fundamental norms of international law and that Poland decisively supports the work of the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice.
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